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Acer Aspire A517-51G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews of Acer Aspire A517-51G. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and screen are overall positive. The design and size also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the price, while many are negative about the battery and keyboard.

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Expert review by : Sebastian Bade (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G (i7-8550U, MX 150, Full-HD) Laptop Review

 

Fit primarily for work! The new Aspire 5 is based on Intel's 8th-gen Core series. On top of that, the 17-incher offers a dedicated graphics card. Unfortunately, it will only manage to impress casual gamers. In this review, you will learn how well the...

elegant design ; fast processor ; IPS display with high luminosity ; well-matched combination of SSD and HDD ; Nvidia GeForce MX150 with 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM ; good battery life ; low power consumption ; case does not get very hot ; works quietly ; two...

performance of the AC adapter (discharging of the battery under full load) ; mediocre interface ; Wi-Fi performance ; surfaces susceptible to fingerprints

The Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G is a multimedia notebook, which is fit for everyday tasks quite well. With the arrival of the 8th generation of Intel’s Core series, the CPU performance was significantly increased. The Intel Core i7-8550U has enough...

2017-11

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220 / 3320
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):7
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD+
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS / LCD
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

CUDA:Y
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce MX130 / NVIDIA GeForce 940MX / NVIDIA GeForce MX130 / NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5917 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard language:German
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:20 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):20
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Package depth:87
Package height:321
Package weight:4
Package width:556
Power cord included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down:10
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):1
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.10 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.50 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-8xxx / Intel Core i7-8xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 2.00 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i3-6006U / i3-7130U / i5-7200U / i5-8250U / i7-7500U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6000 Mobile Processor Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D1 / H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 124977 / 91157 / 95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR3LA / SSSR2UW
Processor package size:42 x 24 / 42 x 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N

Software

Bundled software:Acer TrueHarmony Technology, Acer Care Center, Acer Configuration\nManager, Acer Portal
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / WINDOWS 10 HOME
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2016

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:289.9
Height :28.2 / 28.3
Weight:3
Width:423 / 423.3